Crest of Chesterfield Football Club


Vanarama National League

Chesterfield Football Club, nicknamed “The Spireites,” is a non-league football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League, which is part of the fifth tier of English football. The team calls SMH Group Stadium their home ground.

At the time of writing, Paul Cook is the current manager with experience at Southport among his past roles.

Altincham FC vs Chesterfield - November 2020-152
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Chesterfield Football Club dates back to at least 1864, when a club by that name was established in the town. The most widely-held view is that the club was founded in 1866, but there is no contemporary evidence to support this claim.

In 1867, Chesterfield Football Club officially formed and played their first match in February 1868. After the club folded in 1881, another club was created in 1884 under the name of Chesterfield Town FC.

This name was later changed to Chesterfield FC in 1915, and the current club dates from April 1919, when it was formed as the Chesterfield Municipal FC.


CFC 2001 LTD is a registered company in England and Wales under company number 04273743 .


Current management and coaching staff


Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid